Ensemble Vivant 2020

“Ensemble Vivant is chamber music at its evocative best!”

The Whole Note, March 2020

The WholeNote iFugue CD Review

…an imaginative exploration of fugues from around the world and across the centuries, this album is beaming with creative sonic adventures.. each with a message and a beauty of its own…

La Scena Musicale iFugue CD Review

“Ensemble Vivant’s Latin Romance CD is absolutely stirring and heart-achingly beautiful…” The WholeNote Magazine

Artsforum Magazine iFugue CD Review

You can always count on Ensemble Vivant, led by pianist and artistic director Catherine Wilson, for music of the very highest quality. Here, nine musicians turn their ample talents to fugues by nine composers from eight countries, headlined by the form’s exemplar, J.S. Bach.

Vittorio Mezza iFugue CD Review

(George) Thank you very much for sending your beautiful new CD iFugue ~ A World of Fugues. Congratulations for the great sound and deep emotions that Ensemble Vivant communicates to the listener!! Vittorio Mezza composer, arranger, recording artist, Professor of Music, Rome, Italy iFugue CD...

Patricia Parr, O.C. iFugue CD Review

Just listened to your excellent CD. I enjoyed it even more on the third hearing. What a brilliant idea! The arrangement of the Vivaldi (Fugue #1) grabs your attention immediately on a strong and positive note! They are imaginatively arranged, with much contrast, and beautifully performed...

Ensemble Vivant has been enchanting audiences internationally for over 3 decades with unique seductive genre-diverse programming, fun, engaging stage presence, and magical, transformative music making.

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“Groundbreaking New Album, iFugue ~ A World of Fugues

Record World International, April 2022

Special FREE Release

Ensemble Vivant is thrilled to announce the release of our single iFUGUE, which was specially mastered by Andy Walter at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS (of Beatles fame) in London, England.

La Despedida by John Burke

Live from Hugh’s Room

John Burke wrote La Despedida, an Art Tango for solo piano, which he gifted to pianist Catherine Wilson.

All the Things You Are

From Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE virtual concert, November 15, 2020

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“No matter the genre, there is magic in Ensemble Vivant’s music making.”

Rick Wilkins, C.M., composer, arranger, performer

Musicians

Norman Hathaway

Viola

Corey Gemmell

Violin

Tom Mueller cellist

Tom
Mueller

Cello

George Koller bassist

George
Koller

Bass

Catherine Wilson

Piano & Artistic Director

“To my heart, your rendition of OBLIVION is the most touching I have ever heard: Bravo!”

François Paré, Radio-Classique, Montréal

Years

but who’s counting?

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Joy

Performances

and counting…

Video Gallery

iFugue Video

iFugue Video

iFUGUE fittingly leads off Ensemble Vivant’s 15th album iFUGUE, A World of Fugues

I Never Know When by Leroy Anderson

I Never Know When by Leroy Anderson

Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT, November 15, 2020, sponsored through the generosity of the HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION, CANADA and EUTERPE CORPORATION.

Garôto by Ernesto Nazareth

Garôto by Ernesto Nazareth

Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT, November 15, 2020, sponsored through the generosity of the HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION, CANADA and EUTERPE CORPORATION.

Photo Gallery

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

LIVE In Concert, Music at Fieldcote, Ancaster, ON – August 11, 2019
Video: Darryl Lahteenmaa; Photos by Linda Schettle and Ted Buck
Following the success of Ensemble Vivant’s concert at Music at Fieldcote in July, 2017, artistic director Anton Plas was quick to invite the group back to perform just 2 seasons later!

Our News

Tom Mueller, Cello

Tom Mueller, Cello

It is with tremendous sadness that I write about the passing of Ensemble Vivant’s beloved cellist, Tom Mueller.

Adele Armin, Violinist

Adele Armin, Violinist

It is with great sadness that I write about the passing on June 26, 2022 of violinist supreme, Adele Armin, Catherine Wilson

iFugue Video

iFugue Single Release

iFUGUE fittingly leads off Ensemble Vivant’s 15th album iFUGUE, A World of Fugues

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